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Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

Associated Press February 2, 2017

Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status.

Trump could change Texas voter-ID law by reshaping 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

McClatchy DC February 2, 2017

During Barack Obama’s second term as president, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn allowed vacancies on Texas’ federal appeals court to fester, but now…

Trump narrows Supreme Court list to four

World January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump has whittled his Supreme Court short list to four candidates to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

6 ways Trump can advance religious freedom in his first 100 days

The Hill January 22, 2017

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to take action to defend religious freedom.

The Religious-Liberty Showdowns Coming in 2017

The Atlantic December 28, 2016

From mosque surveillance to new religious-exemption laws, a look at some of the issues likely to come up under Trump.